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Everything posted by nikki605

  1. Hosts File Update

    Seems longer than usual for a new update.
  2. Season's Greetings

    Merry Christmas everyone!
  3. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    I did the update today on my 2 Win7 machines with no problem.
  4. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    I've updated Firefox on my 2 Win7 machines and it has stayed pinned to the taskbar on both.
  5. Hosts File Update

    Got it. Thanks for the heads-up!
  6. If this has been discussed here before, sorry for the repeat. On the CCleaner Applications tab, a number of applications are listed for cleaning if checked. How do I find out what specific folders/files are cleaned for any given application. Thanks EDIT: Oops never mind. I found the /EXPORT switch. Just what I was looking for.
  7. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    You know things are bad when even the forum moderators are upset with Piriform.
  8. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    That is the most BS logic I have ever heard, Piriform! You have taken an excellent product, totally screwed it up and angered a lot of loyal users.
  9. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    For me it is way beyond annoying. I will not have a piece of software where I can't control it's updating itself.
  10. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    Nope. Later this afternoon, CCleaner updated itself to v5.46 on both my Win7 PCs when I wasn't even using them. I had left v5.40 installed for months with no problem. I am so angry I am beyond words. Looking in Task Scheduler, it still says CCupdate.exe has never run. How is v5.46 getting installed and how do I stop it?
  11. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    I found 2 more instances of the ccupdate.exe file by looking in my firewall settings: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp C:\Windows\Temp I deleted both files and removed the entries from the firewall list.
  12. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    I disconnected from the internet, deleted everything in the C:\Program Files\CCleaner folder and reinstalled v5.40. This time the install stayed at v5.40. I went into the CCleaner options and unchecked "Inform me of updates to CCleaner." The CCleaner Update task still shows in the Task Scheduler but the last run time is Never. This is now all that is in the C:\Program Files\CCleaner folder after reinstalling with the internet disconnected. The install files are all dated back to 02/07/2018 which is correct for v5.40. I'll have to wait and see if an update check still runs and automatically updates to v5.46. I am really beginning to hate Piriform for what they have done to CCleaner.
  13. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    I don't know what you mean by "emergency updater." Here is a screen shot of what is in my task scheduler.
  14. 5.46 Latest Version Unwanted and Problems

    Every time I try to install v5.40 Slim, it automatically updates to v5.46. I am so mad! How do I stop this unwanted update?
  15. HDD detected as SSD

    Version 1.32 detects the Hitachi HDD in my Lenovo T410 laptop as an SSD, which is wrong. --> http://speccy.piriform.com/results/3GvkSQHhgxnT6Bcg1GzGJMe
  16. External HDD displayed as SSD

    I had to go back to Defraggler v2.21.993 for this very reason. I've stopped updating all Piriform (Avast) programs. Sad state of affairs.
  17. Changes in v5.45 and your feedback

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. Your reasoning makes sense to me.
  18. Can't disable active monitoring

    5.40.6411 is the version I am using on both my Win 7 machines until this mess gets straightened out.
  19. Intrusive CCleaner pop-up.

    I leave past version installation files on my PC (originally downloaded from the official Piriform website) just in case of a problem like this so I can easily revert back to an older version that I know is genuine.
  20. Intrusive CCleaner pop-up.

    Like you, I'm staying with v5.40. I don't see Piriform changing now that they are owned by Avast. They are just going to ignore our complaints and wait for the uproar to die down.
  21. Dear Tech Support

    Dear Tech Support, Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and House cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do? Signed, Desperate The response (that came weeks later out of the blue): Dear Desperate: First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: I thought you loved me.html and try to download Tears 6.2. Do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta version. Whatever you do, DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Mother-In-Law 1.0 as it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources. In addition, please do not attempt to re-install the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend Cooking 3.0. Good Luck!